Welcome to the Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension. We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.


Get SMART with Lawn Care!

lawn-smallThe Henrico Extension Office is hosting a free lawn care workshop for employees and citizens of Henrico. This program is designed to share practical ways to control weeds, increase turf density, and prevent diseases using organic or conventional products. The workshop will explain the five concepts of SMART turf management:

Soil conditions
Measuring
Aerating
Right fertilizer
Trouble-free maintenance

 

This workshop will be held at three locations. Each session will begin at 6:30pm.

To register for a workshop session or to receive an application for the SMART Lawns program, call 501-5160 or email mit66@henrico.us today!


Jumpstart Your Vegetable Garden!

Vegetables2-smallThe Henrico Extension Office is hosting a Vegetable Gardening Workshop for employees and citizens of Henrico.  Learn how to get started growing your own food, get more from your garden, expand your food palate, and prepare foods using your harvest.  A program for school-aged children will be held at the same time, so bring the young gardeners, too!

Date: 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Time:

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

 

8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA  23228

Human Services Building, Demonstration Kitchen

This workshop is free to attend, but advance registration is required.  Call 501-5160 or email mit66@henrico.us to register today!


2016 Henrico Junior 4-H Camp

Camp Forms and Information   :  Brochure

 

We only have a few spots for girls, so sign up now!  All spots for boys have been filled; we are currently taking names for the waiting list.

 

Let’s go camping!  The 2016 Henrico Junior 4-H Camp will be held August 1 – 5, 2016 at Jamestown 4-H Center.  All boys and girls 9 through 14 years of age as of September 30, 2016, may attend.  Read more…


VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module

As a volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.

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